Natural Egg Dyes
How to make natural egg dyes:
Wash hard-cooked (boiled) eggs in warm soapy water to remove any oily residue that may impede the color from adhering to the eggs. Let eggs cool before attempting to dye.
You need to use your own judgment about exactly how much of each dye stuff to use. Except for spices, place a handful (or two or three handfuls) of a dyestuff in a saucepan.
Add tap water to come at least one inch above the dye stuff. NOTE: This will be about 1 cup of water for each handful of dyestuff.
Bring the water just to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low. Let simmer about 15 minutes or up to an hour until you like the color obtained. Keep in mind that dyed eggs will not get as dark as the color in the pan. Remove the pan from the heat.
Pour mixture into a liquid measuring cup. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of white vinegar for each cup of strained dye liquid. Pour the mixture into a bowl or jar that is deep enough to completely cover the eggs you want to dye.
Use a slotted spoon to lower the eggs into the hot liquid. Leave the eggs in the water until you like the color.NOTE: Allow the egg to sit in the tea for several hours or overnight. The longer the egg soaks, the deeper the final color will be. If you plan to eat the eggs be sure to do this step in the refrigerator.
When eggs are dyed to the color you desire, lift the eggs out with the slotted spoon. Let them dry on a rack or drainer. NOTE: An egg carton works nicely as a drying rack. Be careful to handle the eggs gently and minimally as some of the colors can easily be rubbed off before the egg has dried.
For a textured look, dab the still wet egg with a sponge.
Eggs colored with natural dyes have a dull finish and are not glossy. After they are dry, you can rub the eggs with cooking oil or mineral oil to give them a soft sheen.
Color - Items To Dye With
Brown Gold: Dill Seeds, Brown Orange, Chili Powder
Green: Spinach Leaves (boiled), Liquid Chlorophyll
Greenish Yellow: Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled)
Grey: Purple or red grape juice or beet juice
Lavender: Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice, Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice, Red Zinger Tea
Orange: Yellow Onion Skins (boiled), Carrots, Paprika
Pink: Beets, Cranberries or Juice, Raspberries, Red Grape Juice, Juice from Pickled Beets
Red: Pomegranate juice, Canned Cherries (with syrup), Raspberries, Cranberries, Lots of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
Violet or Purple: Violet Blossoms, Hibiscus tea, Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins (boiled), Red Wine
Yellow: Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled), Carrot Tops (boiled), Chamomile Tea, Celery Seed (boiled), Green tea, Ground Cumin (boiled), Ground Turmeric (boiled) or Saffron
EVERYBODY SHOULD READ THIS!!!!!!!!!
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WARNING: Some knew about the red light on cars, but not Dialing 112.
An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren’s parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.
Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called, 112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren’t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.
Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.
I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature. I tried it on my AT&T phone & it said, “Dialing Emergency Number.”
Especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going on to a safe place.
*Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it’s your turn to let your friends know about “Dialing, 112”
You may want to send this to every Man, Woman & Youngster you know; it may well save a life.
This applies to ALL 50 states
PLEASE PASS ALONG TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT CAN SAVE A LIFE….
Works in Canada too guys, just tried it!
Reblogging for anyone of the feminine preference that follow me. (Or for general knowledge.)
Final Image for the ‘How2 Male Pin Up’ Tutorial I did for ImagineFX 02’14
See the process Video with commentary on my tumblr
So you know how there’s a Sexy Pagan Friday and a Wicked Witch Wednesday? What about us Mermaid lovers? Can Mermaid Monday be a thing now?
WAIT, there’s a Wicked Witch Wednesday!?
and yes Mermaid Mondays should totally be a thing!
Yeah the WWW is a new thing that I’ve seen around now.
Dried flower snow globe adjustable rings for sale here cuties ~
imagine carying a spell in one of those
perfect for beauty spells, or really anything that needs a pouch/oil you have on you :D
There is a petition right now that asks the US government to recognize non-binary genders on all legal documents, but it has just over 2 weeks left and only has nearly 27,000 signs, but we need to get to it 100,000 immediately for it to pass.
I know this is different from the usual blog content here, but I thought maybe you could help spread the word, since this petition applies to many people who follow or submit photos to this blog. here is a link to the petition, please please please sign/signal boost!
Rufous elephant shrew (Hidden Kingdoms - BBC)
These are the mugshots of William West and William West, and they are not related. They were both sent to Leavenworth Prison at the same time, in 1903, and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact same name, who looked exactly alike. They are part of the reason fingerprints are now used as identification.
Alphabet pencil skill.
well fuck I wish I was that talented.
Carmen Carerra’s fashion week looks
I love the leftmost look so much. The lipstick is great and I like the fabric. Very different from her usual look
it hurts so good. UNDERBOOB
Oh, so women can’t dress how they want because men can’t control their sexual urges? When dogs can’t control their sexual urges, we cut off their balls.
I think I’m onto something here.
in the 1940s the word “boner” used to mean “huge mistake” and it still pretty much means that
how the fuck would you know that
because i know things
i read these to my dad and he literally fell off his chair laughing and is now purple in the face
OH MY FUCKING GOD